Wednesday, November 25, 2009

TechLife LinkedIn Profile - R. Reade Harpham - The Designer

Manager, Industrial Design and Human Factors
  • Industrial Designer at Battelle Product Development Group
  • Industrial Designer at Aerosport Modeling and Design
  • UIAH (University of Industrial Arts Helsinki)
  • The Ohio State University
Public Profile


Manager, Industrial Design and Human Factors
Design Leadership for Health and Life Sciences Global Business.


Managed Industrial Design and Human Factors capabilities and staff for $25MM Medical Device Development business unit.

Directed development of internal human factors processes to comply with FDA 21 CFR Part 820 guidelines, ISO 13485 and ISO 14971.

Served as System Engineering Lead for human factors on all medical device programs.

Created and staffed a multi-disciplinary “Center for Design” to meet unique needs and demands of Industrial Design within Engineering centric organization.

Generated Industrial Design specific job codes, salary grades, role expectations and career plans.

Authored Industrial Design “Expert Delivery” expectations and guidelines for staff.

Maintained a $1MM + Model and Prototype Facility and staff.

Created “Directed Discovery” process for Phase 0 activities.

Authored several trade articles on importance of integrating Human Factors for Medical Device Development.

Lead all Industrial Design and Human Factors related aspects of sales and marketing, from opportunity qualification to post-submittal surveillance.


Design Leadership in Technology focused companies
Industrial Design for Medical Devices
Bridging the gap between Technology and Humanity
Design for Social Impact
Design that matters…


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